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The Late Movies: Zoetrope

A zoetrope is a mechanical device that creates the illusion of moving pictures, based on a spinning cylinder in which slits are cut. You look through the slits at a picture on the other side, and the strobe effect of looking through the sequence of slits frames the sequential pictures on the inside. It was [...]

The Cyclotrope

(vimeo link) This is something you can honestly call mechanical animation. Tim Wheatley made his own zoetrope out of a bicycle wheel! -via @LettersofNote